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Masons Arms, Knowstone, Devon EX36

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Devon . The Devon listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

In the 1841 Census for Knowstone, Devon. Thomas Snow (65) born 1776 and Ann Snow are shown as living in The Mason’s arms Pub in Knowstone. The pub is still trading under the same name. It has been an Inn since about 1400. The Snow family were London publicans from the 1880s to the 1930's.  ***

Local knowledge has it that when Knowstone Church was being built the workmen (Masons) lived in the cottages which now make up the pub. Thomas’s occupation stated as ‘Mason’ in 1841 (not publican) assuming Thomas and Ann were running the pub – did they give it its current name?  ***

1841/Thomas Snow/Mason/65/Devon/Census ***
1841/Ann Snow/../60/Devon/Census
1841/Thomas Snow/../30/Devon/Census
1841/Edward Snow/../25/Devon/Census
1841/Robert Snow/../20/Devon/Census
1841/Frances Snow/../15/Devon/Census
1841/Ann Chappel/Female Servant/15/Devon/Census
1841/Ann Mare/Female Servant/25/Devon/Census
1841/James Mare/../4/Devon/Census
1841/Thomas Mare/../3/Devon/Census
1841/Ann Mare/../2/Devon/Census

1850/Thomas Snow/Victualler/../../Whites Directory ****

1861/Thomas Snow/Victualler & Ag Labourer/52/Knowstone, Devon/Census ****
1861/Mary Ann Snow/Wife/45/Kings Brompton, Somerset/Census
1861/Ann Snow/Daughter/5/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1861/Elizabeth Snow/Daughter/2/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1861/Robert Snow/Brother, Farmer/35/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1861/George Sparks/Carter/20/Oakfen, Devon/Census
1861/William Daw/Carter/22/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1861/Margett Trott/General Servant/20/Exton, Somerset/Census
1861/Maria Daw/Nursemaid/28/Knowstone, Devon/Census

1871/Edward Snow/Licensed Victualler/50/Knowstone, Devon/Census ****
1871/Jane Snow/Wife/48/Bishopsnympton, Devon/Census
1871/Lucy Elstone/Daughter, Boarder/23/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1871/Alfred Enstone/Son in Law, Farmers Son/23/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1871/James Snow/Son/14/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1871/Charles Snow/Son/7/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1871/Minnie Cole/Niece/9/Bideford, Devon/Census
1871/George Earneman/Lodger, Labourer/60/Molland, Devon/Census

1881/Edward Snow/Inn Keeper/61/Knowstone, Devon/Census ****
1881/Jane Snow/Wife/55/Bishopsnympton, Devon/Census
1881/John Snow/Son/37/Bishopsnympton, Devon/Census
1881/Minnie C Cole/Niece/19/Bideford, Devon/Census

1891/Jane Snow/Inn Keeper, Widow/67/Bishops Nympton/Census ****
1891/Frederick Snow/Son, Visitor/40/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1891/James Snow/Son, Visitor/34/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1891/William H Snow/Son, Visitor/32/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1891/Charles Ed Snow/Son, Visitor/27/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1891/Mary Carpenter/Servant/31/Stoodleigh, Devon/Census
1891/William Daw/Inn Servant/50/Knowstone, Devon/Census

1901/Lucy Elstone/Inn Keeper, Widow/51/Knowstone, Devon/Census ****
1901/Charles Elstone/Son, Postman/20/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1901/Alfred Elstone/Son/17/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1901/William H Elstone/Brother, Publican/41/Knowstone, Devon/Census
1901/Frederick G Courtenay/Grandson/6/North Petherton, Somerset/Census
1901/Mary Carpenter/Servant/43/Stoodleigh, Devon/Census

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